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  • Jean-Pierre Serre
Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 42)

Abstract

This is the group of order n consisting of the powers 1, r, ..., rn−1 of an element r such that r n = 1. It can be realized as the group of rotations through angles 2/n around an axis. It is an abelian group.

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© Springer-Verlag, New York Inc. 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Pierre Serre
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  1. 1.Chaire d’algèbre et géométrieCollège de FranceParisFrance

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